Seifuku ga Jama o Suru

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"Seifuku ga Jama o Suru"
Single by AKB48
from the album Set List: Greatest Songs 2006–2007
B-side "Virgin Love"
Released January 31, 2007 (2007-01-31)
Format CD Single
Genre Pop
Length 4:45
Label DefSTAR
Writer(s) Yasushi Akimoto, Yoshimasa Inoue
Producer(s) Yasushi Akimoto
AKB48 singles chronology
"Aitakatta"
(2006)
"Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru"
(2007)
"Keibetsu Shiteita Aijō"
(2007)

"Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" (制服が邪魔をする (School) uniform is getting in the way?) is Japanese idol group AKB48's fourth single, and the second major single released through DefSTAR Records, on January 31, 2007.[1] The title track was sung with 14 members,[2] 6 members less than their last single "Aitakatta".

Promotion[edit]

"Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" drew public attention with its controversial music video, which is a literal visualization of the lyrics, somewhat hinting at the subject of enjo kosai.[2] Even the sales copy on TV commercial was "Otousan, gomennasai" (お父さん、ごめんなさい Sorry, dad?), a comment made by Maeda, who played a key role on its video clip.

As its lyrics indicates, the video clip was filmed in Shibuya.[2]

Each "Shokai Genteiban" (初回限定版 The first edition?) CD also includes 2 DVDs, one is video clip and the other is "Making of "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru", as well as following premiums.[3]

  • Original Trading Cards (one of 3 different designs)
  • A flyer for premium application
  • CD sleeve in different design

They had a surprise live at two locations in Shibuya on the release date, January 31, 2007.[4]

Reception[edit]

Since many "Aitakatta" limited editions remained unsold, the Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru limited sets were produced in a smaller quantity, making it one of the rarer to find releases.[2] The single charted 5 weeks in the top 200 with the highest rank at #7, the highest ever record for AKB48.[5] But "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" wasn’t quite as well received[2] as it only sold 21,989 copies.

Personnel[edit]

Center: Minami Takahashi, Atsuko Maeda

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" (制服が邪魔をする) Yasushi Akimoto, Yoshimasa Inoue   4:45
2. "Virgin Love"   Akimoto, Inoue   4:11
3. "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru (Instrumental)"   Akimoto, Inoue   4:45
4. "Virgin Love (Instrumental)"   Akimoto, Inoue   4:11
Total length:
17:57

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Seifuku ga Jama o Suru
Oricon Weekly Chart[5] 7

Reported sales[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[2] 22,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AKB48公式サイト|ディスコグラフィー" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "SEIFUKU GA JAMA WO SURU The birth of a new type of pop idol?". supermerlion. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  3. ^ "制服が邪魔をする(初回生産限定盤)(DVD付) [Single, CD+DVD, Limited Edition, Maxi]" (in Japanese). amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  4. ^ "[AKB48] 制服が邪魔!?渋谷ストリートライブ!". natalie (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  5. ^ a b "アーティスト&楽曲検索 制服が邪魔をする" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-04-25.